Cover Letter for Public Relations
A public relations officer can be also termed as a communication specialist as their main job is to communicate with the public, on the companies behalf. Candidates applying for these jobs should possess good language skill; both written and oral as they form the most important criteria to grab the job. This backed with experience and the right education qualifications proves very useful to perform the day to day functions.
Reference letter for suggestion is a letter written by a candidate, fresh out of college, asking for suggestion from people working in this field to know if the job is suitable for their profile. It also contains a reference name of the person who has advised the candidate to contact the organization or person to apply for a job and also suggest if the career option is apt for their profile.
Candidate's skills and practical experience, if gained during internship, needs to be mentioned. This would give a fair idea of the exposure they received in the field and if their interest lies in taking this profession. Candidate can also describe all the minute details of their experience. In short the letter can be lengthy as it would help the employer to decide if the candidate is the most appropriate candidate to take up the responsibilities lying ahead.
Given below is a sample cover letter of reference for suggestion. Applicants can use this letter as a reference, before they actually draft a cover letter.
Reference Letter for Suggestion
Sean A. Johnson,
4040 Drainer Avenue,
Tallahassee, FL 32301,
Date: May 1, 2005.
Mr. Marc C. Cartwright,
1495 Thunder Road,
San Jose, CA 95134.
Dear Mr. Cartwright,
John Bingham of Heming Communications informed me that you are looking for a Marketing Assistant at the Echomedia Marketing Group, and he suggested that I send my resume for your consideration. I am particularly interested in the public relations work that Echomedia has done in the non-profit sector, and I hope you'll agree that my academic background in English along with my internship work with the Promotions Department of the Experience Music Project make me a well-suited candidate for this position.
In June, I will be receiving my Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a minor in Communications. My background includes relevant course work in mass-media communications, concepts of new media, media structure, and intercultural communications. I have also developed strong writing, persuasive, and critical skills through my major in English language and literature.
In the course of my internship in promotions, I gained practical skills in managing media campaigns, doing press work, and planning promotional events. One aspect of my position with the EMP was to prepare promotional print materials for upcoming museum events and to distribute these materials to the local media. Because there was often very little lead time, I learned to obtain information quickly and assimilate it into a persuasive set of ad materials in a very short time. At the end of the internship, I was commended by my supervisor, Marion King, for producing high quality work on a strict timeline. I am diligent, creative, and flexible, and I work well as a member of a marketing team.
I look forward to discuss with you about the position with Echomedia and if it would be suitable for my English and marketing backgrounds. I will contact you within a week to set up a convenient meeting time, if you wish to consider me for the position.
Thank you for acknowledging my application.
Sean A. Johnson.
Since the applicant lacks experience, this resume should be backed with their education qualifications and practical experiences. Enclosures to this letter would include a resume and some interesting assignments or projects the candidate had been a part of.